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Jack Hanson


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Post  Posted 11 May 2018 9:56 am    
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For many, if not all of us here, the legendary "Panther Hall" show may reign supreme, right at the top of the list. I can only wish to have witnessed this one:

I do remember this show from 1971. Definitely got my six bucks worth and a sunburn:
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Joachim Kettner


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Post  Posted 11 May 2018 10:53 am    
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Maybe my favourite guitar of all time Jesse "Ed" Davis was playing with Conway then. Levon Helm mentions him in his autobiography, having played dates together.
I have seen Delaney and Bonnie with E.C. back in 69.
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Jack Hanson


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Post  Posted 11 May 2018 11:35 am    
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I'm with you 100% on Jesse Edwin Davis, Joachim. Although I revere Duane Allman, one listen to this great cut ably demonstrates Jesse was there first:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ta1EG8xqEtA

Sadly, E.C. was no longer with Delaney & Bonnie by the time they got to St. Paul.
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Joachim Kettner


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Post  Posted 12 May 2018 4:06 am    
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Jack, the concert is mentioned on this site, they're looking for setlists. If you remember songs you may ad them.
https://www.setlist.fm/search?page=2&query=delaney+and+bonnie
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Darrell Criswell


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Post  Posted 21 May 2018 2:47 pm    
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Over 20 years ago I was driving on the road paralleling the Rio Grande River somewhere around Taos, NM. I went by a club that had a sign saying "Shelley West Tonight" I wished I had stopped and listened to her.
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Skip Edwards


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Post  Posted 22 May 2018 6:59 am    
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Yeah, well...I used to live in NYC. I had a crappy gig that I couldn't get out of the weekend of Woodstock. And I rather not dwell on the number of times I didn't get to go to the Fillmore East because I had to play at some dive bar...
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Fred Treece


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Post  Posted 26 May 2018 11:36 am    
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Jack Hanson wrote:
I'm with you 100% on Jesse Edwin Davis, Joachim. Although I revere Duane Allman, one listen to this great cut ably demonstrates Jesse was there first:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ta1EG8xqEtA

Not to mention Taj’s amazing vocal, which Greg was channeling.

Regarding legendary live shows, it seems I have missed most of them! Thankfully, Austin City Limits has been there for a great many.

I did see a terrific Willie Nelson show in Sacramento.This was 1981. Willie’s band was on fire, and he was at his peak. Grady Martin played on a few tunes. Roseanne Cash was the opening act, with Albert Lee and Hank DeVito. Legendary enough for me.

I vaguely remember seeing Delbert. Don’t remember the ORB’s.
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Fred Treece


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Post  Posted 26 May 2018 12:19 pm    
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I saw Ralph Mooney once with Merle and once with Waylon. The Hagg show was at the Tulare County Fair in 1987 and it was fantastic. I was in a band that played beer gardens and midway stages at the fairs. Dwight Yoakam was at the Kern County Fair one night too, and sang a duet with Buck Owens. Playing the fair circuit did have certain fringe benefits...

I have MISSED every single Dixie Dregs concert ever. Unforgivable....

And I missed this one, which I recorded to tape from the live radio feed:

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Brint Hannay


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Post  Posted 28 May 2018 3:39 pm    
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Monterey Pop Festival 1967--the whole thing.
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Bill McCloskey


Post  Posted 28 May 2018 3:41 pm    
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the very first concert I saw was the 3rd Quaker City rock festival: B.B. King, Santana, Joe Cocker and Janis Joplin. I was 8 row center 2 weeks after woodstock.
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Brint Hannay


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Post  Posted 28 May 2018 3:46 pm    
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Friendly nudge: This thread is about shows you wish you had seen. Wink
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Fred Treece


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Post  Posted 28 May 2018 4:15 pm    
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Legendary shows, to be super true to the question.
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Glenn Suchan


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Post  Posted 31 May 2018 10:45 am    
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Joachim Kettner wrote:
Maybe my favourite guitar of all time Jesse "Ed" Davis was playing with Conway then. Levon Helm mentions him in his autobiography, having played dates together.
I have seen Delaney and Bonnie with E.C. back in 69.


Jesse is an artist most people overlook when talking about great guitarists. I became a fan when I heard him on Taj Mahal's first two albums. Then I heard him on John Lee Hooker's legendary 1971 album Endless Boogie. Here's a cut that Jesse Ed Davis played on from that album. Mark Naftalin is on piano.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pjzPQG0vrj8

As for concerts I wish I'd been at - I've been at a lot of really good ones. The ones I enjoyed most were in small clubs rather than concert halls or outdoor festivals. But, I wish I could have been at a Wynn Stewart show (with Ralph Mooney) or a Ray Price and the Cherokee Cowboys show (with Jimmy Day or Buddy Emmons). Sad

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Mark van Allen


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Post  Posted 31 May 2018 12:10 pm    
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I would give anything to have witnessed the legendary jam the first time John Hammond snuck Charley Christian on stage with Benny Goodman, any gig Django ever played... for steel, the Panther Hall date for sure.
I will always realize how fortunate I was to witness the live recording Buddy E made at the ISGC in ‘77, absolutely mind-alteringly stunning. Since that one, like Panther Hall, is available on record, I recommend every steel fan everywhere get a copy.
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Jim Cohen


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Post  Posted 31 May 2018 12:39 pm    
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Skip Edwards


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Post  Posted 31 May 2018 1:46 pm    
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Jim... how could have I forgotten to mention that one?
And...how about those ticket prices!!
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Dave Mudgett


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Post  Posted 31 May 2018 8:12 pm    
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Dylan with Mike Bloomfield, Al Kooper, Jerome Arnold, Sam Lay, and Barry Goldberg at the Newport Folk Festival in '65.

Buck at Carnegie Hall in '66.

Jimi at Monterey in '67.

After that, I was soaking everything in as much as I could.

On Jesse Ed Davis - Taj was a UMass Amherst (Stockbridge Agriculture School) grad, and showed up on the back lawn in the late 60s when I was in high school there. They blew my mind, and Jesse's Tele especially.
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Jim Cohen


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Post  Posted 31 May 2018 8:19 pm    
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Skip Edwards wrote:
Jim... how could have I forgotten to mention that one?
And...how about those ticket prices!!

Skip, according to the online inflation calculator I checked, $5 in 1965 is equivalent to about $39.50 today. Still cheap for the hottest ticket anywhere...
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Joachim Kettner


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Post  Posted 1 Jun 2018 12:12 am    
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Wow I'm amazed at the reactions to Jesse Davis. Here's an interview with him from a late sixties Hit Parader. If the first scan is hard for you to read, tell me and I'll try to make it bigger.



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Jack Hanson


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Post  Posted 1 Jun 2018 8:17 am    
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Thanks for posting the Hit Parader piece by Jesse, Joachim. Great stuff!
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Joachim Kettner


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Post  Posted 2 Jun 2018 12:45 am    
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You're very welcome, Jack.
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Mike Bacciarini


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Post  Posted 9 Apr 2019 9:59 am    
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November 20, 1973 at The Cow Palace, Daly City, CA. The night Keith Moon passed out and Townshend recruited Scot Halpin from the audience to fill in on drums for three songs.



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Bob Bestor


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Post  Posted 9 Apr 2019 12:40 pm     Waylon
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I almost saw Waylon once. This would have been around 1978 or 79 and I was about 15 or 16 at the time. My Dad had a connection at the Oakland Coliseum Arena. We could basically sneak in the back door, but we didn't really even have to sneak. I came home early one evening and my Dad asked me if I wanted to see Waylon that night. Hell yes I did! We lived about a 45 minutes from the arena and so we headed out figuring we had plenty of time. It was an 8pm curtain and we figured there'd be an opener or Waylon would certainly go on a little late. We pulled into the parking lot at about 8:30 and it was weird- people were already streaming out of the building. We parked and headed in to find out that it was all over. Apparently Waylon came on a few minutes late, played 3 or 4 quick tunes and said goodnight. That was it. I always wondered what the hell happened that night. Someone probably pissed him off I suppose. So, I'd like to see Waylon (and the Moon) on a good night.
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Barry Blackwood


Post  Posted 10 Apr 2019 7:55 am    
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Yeah, well...I used to live in NYC. I had a crappy gig that I couldn't get out of the weekend of Woodstock.

Skip, have you ever wondered how different your life would have turned out had you made it to Woodstock that weekend?
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Paul Monroe


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Post  Posted 13 Apr 2019 5:49 pm    
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There are a lot of shows I wish I could have been at but was to young to see. The one person I could have seen and told the wife will catch him next year was Tom Petty the year he passed away
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